We have another great week of shows this week at Bluelight!!!
2014 FALL BLUELIGHT SINGER/SONGWRITER WEEK #2
The legendary Bluelight has a legendary songwriter competition. Throughout the next 4 weeks we will have 36 individual songwriters from all over the states vying for a spot in our finale which will take place October 27th. Each competitor will be given the chance to sing two original songs they have written. Our celebrity judging panel will then narrow down each weeks 12 songwriters to only 4. After three weeks we will have our final 12 competitors. This is a great chance to see and hear many songwriters for the first time. The talent in this town is ridiculously awesome. Not as ridiculous as you not coming though.
To take a look at this weeks competitors and get a feel for what they like simply click here to see the great write up NewSlang had about the whole deal.
The Cerny Brothers
The Cerny Brothers (pronounced SERN-IE) have found a home for their Midwest roots in the heart of Los Angeles. The brothers collaborated with producer, Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), to make a rambunctious and romantic record for a definably American folk/rock genre. Check it out here.
Circus Bear Trickery
The Roomsounds are a Dallas, Texas based American rock band. Their rootsy, back-to-basics approach evokes the era of 60′s and 70′s classic rock and roll. The band puts their freewheeling, youthful spin on timeless rock paved way by their tuneful forefathers: Tom Petty, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Sometimes when you make an expensive purchase you take on a second job to pay for it. So when Kevin Russell of the Gourds bought his family a new car in 2007, he looked for a way to make about $500 a month on the side. Instead of throwing newspapers, Russell started Shinyribs, a solo project that played Houston bar Under the Volcano once a month. To help him with the long drive from Austin, he started bringing along another musician, who added percussion or a second guitar.
Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.
Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. “In whatever case”, McConnell says, “It’s all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central.”